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Step 4 – Recovered 1105

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Step Four of AA’s Twelve-Step Program of recovery is infamously the “scary” one, probably because it’s a crucial step towards effective and lasting recovery. Since the overall philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcoholism is just a symptom of a spiritual disease, the real problem is in character flaws that need to be faced and when possible, overcome. This requires a searching, bare it all revelation-inducing inventory that will become the blueprint for your success.

The benefits of completing Step Four are strengthened sobriety, spiritual growth and movement towards mending your relationships to your HP, yourself and other human beings. What’s the biggest requirement for this action step? Be honest! You and the people around you will benefit from this crucial step. In case you didn’t know, keeping secrets is threatening to our recovery, and we have all had secrets that nearly killed us. Our secrets, in and out of sobriety, keep us sick.

The exact wording of step 4 is:

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Tonight, we talk about Step 4

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Sandy B Part 9 – Recovered 1104

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Step 3 – Recovered 1103

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When we’ve taken steps one and two we have learned and accepted that our lives are unmanageable, we are alcoholics and a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.

What if we were to surrender the manageability part? We can surrender a lifetime of self-will run amok by making the decision to turn it all over to a Higher Power and allow someone and something to care for us. We can stop wearing ourselves out trying to make and force everything to happen as if we were in charge of everything in the world.

Tonight, we talk about Step 3

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Sandy B Part 8 – Recovered 1102

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Step 2 – Recovered 1101

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The second step is about hope, a Higher Power, and dealing with reality.
This step logically follows step one in which we surrendered and gave up.

With surrender comes all kinds of unmedicated feelings. We have to face feelings we haven’t dealt with in years or maybe ever. We likely will have to confront uncomfortable emotions like our fear, anger, hopelessness.

The exact wording of this step is:

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Tonight, we talk about Step 2

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Step 1 – Recovered 1099

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The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is:

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

Tonight, we talk about Step 1

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Sandy B Part 7 – Recovered 1100

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Having Hobbies in Recovery – Recovered 1098

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Escaping alcoholism is a great start, but it is not enough alone to ensure a satisfying life in recovery. This is because life has to have meaning and purpose in order for it to be enjoyable. Hobbies are more than just a way to fill time. They provide pleasure and improve mental and physical well-being. These activities can give life in recovery a real purpose, and this will reduce the risk of relapse. It is possible that people can become too obsessive about their hobbies, so the key is moderation.

Tonight, we talk about Having Hobbies in Recovery.

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Relapse and Coming Back In – Recovered 1097

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Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.

Tonight, we talk about Relapse and Coming Back In.

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Character Defects – Recovered 1096

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Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.

Tonight, we talk about Character Defects

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